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Unformatted text preview: -Constant struggle for power-2 main weapons to combat the struggle for power-Law: use wise laws to persuade men, and incur cooperation-Force: compel men-A rule done by law is better, but a ruler must be able to exercise force when needed-Ordinary people :-Dont kill, steal, lie, etc.-Prince :-Responsible for order, and must be able to exercise this power as stated previously-Raison detat: effectively exercise power Machiavelli as the progenitor of Liberalism:-How to control/regulate power-Problem: guide a self-interested society into stability-Essential equality of all people: all are equal in their self-interest-Founder of a skeptical interpretation of politics...
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- Fall '08